@EWUWBB Says Goodbye To Seniors In Final Home Game Saturday

@EWUWBB Says Goodbye To Seniors In Final Home Game Saturday
EASTERN WASHINGTON EAGLES (18-10, 11-6 Big Sky Conference)
- vs. -
WEBER STATE WILDCATS (11-17, 6-11 Big Sky Conference)
Game #29
Saturday, Mar. 7 | 2:00 p.m. PT
Reese Court (5,000) | Cheney, Wash.
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Cheney, Wash. – The Eastern Washington University women's basketball team will play its final home game of the 2014-15 season tomorrow, Mar. 7, in a Big Sky Conference contest against Weber State at 2 p.m. PT.

Seniors Lexie Nelson and Melissa Williams will be honored before tipoff, along with junior Miranda Mielke, who will be receiving her degree in three years' time and moving on to pursue other academic endeavors.

Nelson currently ranks fourth all-time on Eastern's NCAA Division I career scoring list with 1,326 points while her career scoring average of 14.7 points ranks third all-time. Arguably the most prolific three-point shooter in school history, she sits atop Eastern's career three-point percentage list with a 39.3 percent clip while her 192 made three-pointers rank third all-time. She will also leave Eastern atop the school's career free throw percentage list at 85.6 percent and is just one of three players in program history to make at least 300 free throws.

Williams will leave Eastern as one of the best rebounders in school history as she currently ranks fourth all-time with 787 career rebounds and needs just 13 boards to move into second all-time. Coupled with her 755 career points, she is one of just six players in program history to register 700 points and 700 rebounds. She also ranks eighth all-time in blocked shots with 84 career rejections and sits just outside the top 10 of Eastern's career steals list with 119 career thefts.

Eastern (18-10, 11-6 BSC) enters tomorrow's game with the chance to finish as high as second in the Big Sky standings and as low as fourth. Seeding for next week's Big Sky Tournament is very much in flux, and EWU could face any one of North Dakota, Northern Arizona, Montana State or Idaho State in the opening round.

EWU is coming off of a 62-58 home win over Idaho State last Thursday, Mar. 5. Senior Hayley Hodgins had a team-high 19 points, moving her into ninth all-time on Eastern's NCAA Division I career scoring list with 1,113 points.

Weber State (11-17, 6-11 BSC) was eliminated from the Big Sky Tournament with its defeat at Idaho last Thursday, Mar. 5. The Wildcats have lost five straight games and are 4-9 away from home this season.

Jalen Carpenter (11.7 ppg, 7.9 rpg) is the only WSU player to average double figures, but Regina Okoye is arguably the best perimeter defender in the Big Sky, averaging a league-best 3.8 steals per game.

EWU won this season's first meeting, 69-55, in Ogden, Utah, back on Jan. 1. The Eagles have won the last 13 encounters between the two teams, including the last six at Reese Court.

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